Archive for July, 2009

Happy Thoughts 101

Thursday, July 23, 2009 19:58 15 Comments

This is really cool. 10 days post takedown-surgery. 5 days post hospital-discharge. Hiking a 3 mile trail with no bathroom in sight. This blows my mind, since I could not have done this prior to having a J-Pouch. My current level of energy is amazing. I don’t feel drained and exhausted anymore, so I’m pretty […]

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Jpouch Life is on Twitter

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 21:40 No Comments

All right, we did it, I know I know… well, we’re over on Twitter now with the handle JpouchLife. Will you still respect us in the morning? All jokes aside, Twitter is a really great place to connect with new people and spread our community understanding and awareness. Hope you’ll give us a follow.

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Takedown: 1 Lameness: 0

Sunday, July 19, 2009 15:51 19 Comments

I feel great. It’s really that simple. The J-Pouch is functioning and settling in. I got discharged today before lunch and already feel a billion times better than compared to the same time after surgery one. It’s truly amazing and I feel blessed. This has been a long time coming. Below is some recap of […]

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 19:13 12 Comments

So, at every previous job since I’ve had IBD I’ve been very vocal about my disease.  It was practical because I was sick at the time, and when people asked me questions, the advocate in me burst forth!  Since I’ve been in remission and managed to get a job in Portland, OR in this crazy […]

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Pre-Takedown: Tales From Beyond The Stoma

Saturday, July 11, 2009 14:26 20 Comments

Hey there. Hi. I’m Brevin and I’m about to blow your mind with this post, a roller-coaster ride of emotions and plot twists all involving the mystery of a missing colon. Mine! And now that I over-hyped it, be ready for a let-down. This Monday, the 13th, I’m going in for takedown, the surgery where […]

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Dave Barry’s Insight into the Colonoscopy

Friday, July 3, 2009 14:36 5 Comments

Everyone’s favorite humor columnist, Dave Barry, has a great piece on Colonoscopies that a co-worker recently dug up and sent to Brevin. Too long to reproduce here, there are some highlights that I’m sure we all can relate to (especially in the case of his hospital descriptions). Since I was in the hospital 47,000 times […]

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Jpouch Happenins’

Thursday, July 2, 2009 9:37 6 Comments

Congrats to Jamie, she is pregnant 6 months after her takedown surgery:  Jamie’s pregnancy post News article on College Baseball Pitcher David Deminisky life with his Jpouch: Pitcher with Jpouch Erin’s (22 yrs old), June 8th surgery, new blog here:  Erin’s UC to Jpouch Blog Merry Lynn having surgery soon due to Dysplaysia from 10 […]

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